( Bangalore )
A magnificent post independence structure incorporating the traditional
feature of architecture, the Vidhan Soudha is located in Cubbon
Park. This is an imposing granite structure with a total plinth
area of over 5,00,000 sq.ft and houses the secretariat, the state
legislature and several government offices. The huge carved doors
of the cabinet are made of pure sandalwood.
Cubbon Park In the heart of the city is the Cubbon Park.
This beautiful 300 acre park built by Lieutenant General Sir Mark
Cubbon in 1864 has public library and the museum. The Vidhan Soudha
and many Greco-colonial style buildings of the British era like
the Public Library and the High Court are located here.
Established in 1896, the Government Museum has on display ancient
weapons, stone carvings, pottery, painting and relics of the 5000-year-old
One of Tipu's summer retreats - was begun by Hyder Ali and
completed by Tipu Sultan. It is an elegant two storey wooden structure
with ornate pillars, balconies, arches and a well-maintained garden.
The ISKCON Temple was built recently by the International Society
for Krishan Consciousness.
Fort and Tipu Sultan's Palace
Built initially in 1537 by Kempe Gowda as a crude mud structure,
it was rebuilt by Hyder Ali in 1761. In this fort hyder Ali had
imprisoned David Baird along with a number of British army officers.
the fort has well preserved Ganapati temple within it's precincts
and the temple on the outer wall carries exquisite carvings of Sri
Krishna playing his flute and inside, there is a fine statue of
Lord Ganesh which still attracts devotees. Near the fort is Tipu's
palace, begum by Hyder Ali and completed by Tipu Sultan in 1791.
It resembles Daria Daulat Palace of Srirangapatnam.
Durgah Of Hazrat Tawakkal Mastan Shah Suharawardi
Situated in the heart of Cottonpet this Muslim saint's shrine
has been associated with the Hindu festival of 'Kangra'.
Built by Kempe Gowda, this temple with four remarkable monolithic
At Basavanagudi is one of the oldest temple, typical of the
Dravidian style of architecture.
Oldest Mosque built Mughal Killedar, was damaged by cannon
fire during the Mysore war.
Built by French missionary in 1882 AD it is a grand Basillica
with an impressive tower.
Temple near Tipu's palace was built by Chikka Deva Raja Wodeyar
nearly 300 years ago